B’klyn armory plan being ‘reevaluated’
THE CITY may scrap plans to build pricey condos as part of a controversial development plan for Brooklyn’s Bedford Union Armory, officials said Tuesday.
The de Blasio administration is pushing the project to build a new recreation center and housing at the Crown Heights armory, but the plan has drawn fierce protests in the neighborhood and struggled to gain support from the City Council, which must approve it.
Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (DBrooklyn) has especially focused her opposition on the more than 40 market-rate condos slated for the site.
“That is something we are currently reevaluating,” Economic Development Corp. President James Patchett said at a hearing.
“The mayor is seriously considering this policy in a citywide basis, and whether it is appropriate under any circumstances to be providing condos on city-owned property,” he said.
The condos were originally supposed to generate cash to help pay for the rec center.